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Nearly 1,500 boys between the ages of 10 and 17 are being held in a detention center in a former Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas, after they crossed the border without documentation. We talk with a reporter who went inside. Plus, the specially produced video that President Donald Trump showed Kim Jong-un on an iPad in Singapore prompts a new look at US government propaganda. And we hear about the geopolitics of Russia's World Cup and consider some soccer terms that just don't translate into English.
The 2018 men's soccer World Cup opens in Russia, without the US team. But the US wins an even bigger World Cup prize — co-hosting the 2026 tournament with Mexico and Canada. Also, a surprising friendship blossoms between a tortured detainee and a guard at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. And Pakistani author and feminist critic Bina Shah looks not very far into the future of her region and sees a frightening world of too few women.
A breakthrough with North Korea ... or is it? Also, the US will no longer consider claims of domestic abuse or gang violence as grounds for asylum. And, a Haitian DJ is on the road hosting summer block parties.
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are meeting in Singapore. We get the view from South Korea and also examine what Kim wants out of any deal. Meanwhile, many Canadians are “shocked and reeling” after Trump’s latest comments about the country and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Also, we hear about an effort to fight forced marriage by encouraging women and girls to put a spoon in their underwear as they pass through security at airports.
We remember Anthony Bourdain with a journalist in Vietnam who worked closely with Bourdain on episode there. Also, residents in Singapore prepare for next week's planned summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un. One big concern in the city is how it will impact people's commutes. Plus, a new take on the Talking Heads album "Remain in Light."
The global battle against plastic waste and pollution. Also, new limits on asylum applications could impact women seeking refuge from domestic violence. And, a singer inspired by the #MeToo movement and the sexism she's encountered since becoming a mom.